The Last Open Road
Oak Park, Illinois: Think Fast Ink, 1994. First edition. Warmly inscribed to the prior owner, "Dear John, We obviously suffer from the same sick racing disease. The good news is -- THERE IS NO CURE!! ENJOY!! Burt 'BS' Levy". 23.5 cm. ,540pp. Burgundy paper-covered boards lettered in bronze to the spine, in pictorial dust jacket. Light soiling to text block; dust jacket edge worn, with short splits to outer corners. Very Good. Good dust jacket.
Levy's debut novel, drawing heavily and convincingly on his experience as an amateur automobile racer. The novel follows Buddy Palumbo, a New Jersey mechanic who becomes involved in automobile racing during the sport's halcyon days of the 1950s. It is the first in a series of books Levy wrote about the subject.